Windows xp media corrupted - need 2 save data

Sony / Vgc-ra-810g
October 3, 2009 at 20:54:40
Specs: WINDOWS XP MEDIA CENTER
My SONY XP MEDIA desk top was corrupted and after talking to SONY and MICROSOFT there is NO way to save my 5 years of files.

I posted a message last night and everyone said to download LINUX and openSUSE.

Once I do that I can load it on my desktop and create a boot disk?

When I try to download the Linux software but when it gets to the last 10% the software fail downloads.

I have done this at three locations.

Can someone confirm which file I am to download??
Maybe I am doing something wrong.

here is another USA site from Duke

ftp://csociety-ftp.ecn.purdue.edu/pub/knoppix/


I am also wanting to download openSUSE
I went to the following site.

When I downloaded the file it seamed very small 51.2KB?

My system is a 32bit Sony VAIO

Can someone advise which to select to set up a DVD disk


Download openSUSE 11.1

1. Select the Type of Computer

32 Bit PC x86: Computers with e.g. AMD® Sempron or Intel® Celeron™, almost all desktop computers dating 2004 or earlier. This version also runs on 64bit PCs.

64 Bit PC
x86-64: Most new computers with e.g. AMD®: Opteron™, Turion™ 64, Athlon™ 64, or Intel®: Core™2, Pentium® 4 6xx, Pentium® D CPUs
PowerPC
ppc: e.g. Apple® Computers before 2006 with non-Intel® CPU, IBM® eSeries™, IBM® pSeries™
Help

2. Choose an Installation Medium
DVD
LiveCD
Network (Experienced Users only)
Help

3. Choose a Download Method
BitTorrent
Standard (ftp or http)


http://en.opensuse.org/Released_Ver...


All I want to do is secure my files that are in my dead computer and once I am able to do this, I can use the SONY System restore disks to bring it back to a Newly working state.

Or will I like this other format and want to keep it?

Any suggestions?

If you would like to offer assistance on this very frustrating task, please do not hesitate to write.
I can email or call you from skype to anywhere in the world.

Thanks to all, your the best!

Barry


See More: Windows xp media corrupted - need 2 save data

Report •


#1
October 3, 2009 at 20:57:08
Please stay with the original thread (where I posted some additional info), and unless you love spam, I'd never post an e-mail address inside a public forum...

Report •
Related Solutions


Ask Question